Unlocking more hours in your day

Let’s talk about something we all wish we had more of: time. 

Who wouldn’t want an extra hour or two in the day?

Although we can’t magically create more hours, there are definitely ways to make the most of the time we do have. 

Here’s a few ideas that you could implement to help you squeeze more out of your day. that can help you squeeze more out of your day:


First things first, what really needs to get done?

Take a look at your to-do list and ask yourself: ‘What absolutely has to happen today?’ Once you’ve got that figured out, focus on tackling those jobs first. 

Set clear goals

Having goals gives you something to work towards.

Take some time to think about what you want to achieve  – both in the short term and the long term.  Then, Break the big goals down into smaller, more manageable steps, and then go after them like there’s no tomorrow.

Practice time blocking

Ever heard of time blocking? 

It’s basically scheduling appointments with yourself. Set aside chunks of time for specific tasks or activities, and then stick to it. 

Whether it’s work stuff, exercise, or just well-deserved downtime, make it a priority and block it off on your calendar.

Limit Distractions

Distractions – the ultimate time-suckers. 

Start by identifying what’s distracting you the most – whether it’s your phone, social media, or that never-ending pile of ironing,  then take steps to minimise them.

Practice mindfulness

Taking a few minutes each day to clear your mind and focus on the present moment can do wonders for your productivity and overall well-being.  Just give it a try – you might be surprised at how much it helps.

Learn to say no

The art of saying no – a skill definitely worth mastering.

It’s okay to turn down a dinner invitation or a last-minute project at work if it’s going to stretch you too thin. Remember, you can’t do it all, and that’s perfectly okay.

Delegate and outsource

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. 

Whether it’s sharing tasks with colleagues, getting the kids to do more around the house or taking the car through the carwash instead of washing it yourself –  delegating can free up valuable time for you to focus on the things that matter most. 

Remember, it’s all about making small tweaks here and there to maximise your time and energy. Give these ideas a try, and see how much more you can achieve in a day. 

You’ve got this!

For more chat about creating more time in the day and my attempt at it, tune in to my latest ‘Just a Thought’ Podcast.

Listen via my website, Spotify or your WhatsApp group.

Sam ‘looking for someone to do the ironing’ Hobbs